CDI Longfellow Lecture: Abolitionist Teaching, Co-Conspirators & Educational Justice

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday


Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom and intersectional justice, so we all can move beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist Teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system and world where all students are thriving, not simply surviving. Dr. Love’s writing, research, teaching, and educational advocacy work meet at the intersection of anti-racism, anti-blackness, carceral studies, education, abolition, and Black joy. In 2020, Dr. Love co-founded the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN) to develop and support teachers and parents to fight injustice within their schools and communities. She has also provided commentary for various news outlets including “NPR,” “Ed Week,” “The Guardian,” and the “Atlanta Journal Constitution.” She is the author of the book “We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom” (2019). 



A zoom link will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event or email